Premier Boxing Champions Series Heats Up July With A Jam-Packed Month-Long Schedule Featuring Eight Sizzling Fight Cards Including Three World Championship Bouts‏

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Already off to a red hot start, boxing fans should mark their calendars for a blockbuster Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC) schedule in July, which features a jam-packed array of fights that will include prospects, contenders and championship matches that run the gamut from heavyweight to featherweight.
“The month of July is typically a slow time for boxing, but not this July.   There will be eight PBC series shows that offer some of the most exciting boxers in the sport today,” said Tim Smith, Vice President of Communications for Haymon Boxing.
The heavyweight championship of the world will be up for grabs on primetime network TV when undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) defends his belt in his home state as he battles California’s own, Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) in the main event on FOX and FOX DeportesSaturday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), July 16 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.   The co-main event of the evening pits undefeated rising star Sammy Vasquez Jr.(21-0, 15 KOs) against former Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs) in an exciting welterweight showdown.  Immediately following the FOX broadcast, the action continues onFS1 and FOX Deportes (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)live from Birmingham and will feature another great welterweight clash as undefeated Jamal James (19-0-0, 9 KO’s) takes on the always dangerous, Wale Omotoso (26-2-0, 21 KO’s).
PBC on Spike returns with an explosive main event when light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) defends his title against Thomas “Top Dog” Williams, Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) on Friday, July 29 from Centre Videotron in Quebec City. The co-main event will see former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) battle top contender Eleider Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) in an exciting light heavyweight matchup that could produce the next opponent for the winner of the main event. 
The month of great boxing comes to grand crescendo on July 30 as the featherweight championship of the world and two undefeated records go on the line when three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) defends his title against Irish star Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on SHOWTIME® live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.   The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will also feature the return of former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs) in a matchup against former world championElio Rojas (24-2, 14 KOs) and once-beaten super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison(23-1, 19 KOs) and Sergey Rabchenko (27-1, 20 KOs) squaring-off in a world title eliminator.   Earlier in the evening, SHOWTIME EXTREME®(7 p.m. ET/PT)will feature a pair of fights live from Barclays Center headlined by former world champion Paulie Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KOs) battling Gabriel Bracero (24-2, 5 KOs) in an all-Brooklyn showdown.  Also returning to action is exciting brawler Ivan Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KOs) squaring off in a lightweight bout against Philadelphia’s own Tevin Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KOs). 
The month will feature four PBC on ESPN shows that will showcase compelling contests between current contenders and future world champions.
ESPN action kicked off the Fourth of July weekend as previously unbeaten lightweight contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring was stopped in the final round by former title challenger Denis Shafikov in the 10-round main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Saturday, July 2 from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.  Also on the card, undefeated Polish prospect Patryk Szymanski won a unanimous decision over former title challenger “Silky” Wilky Campfort in a 10-round lightweight bout in the co-feature.
On Saturday July 9, undefeated rising super featherweight contender Mario Barrios (15-0, 8 KOs) will take on former title challenger Devis Boschiero (39-4-1, 21 KOs) in a 130-pound title eliminator that serves as the 12-round main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Then, on Friday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, unbeaten super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (9-0, 7 KOs) will battle hard-hitting Walter Castillo (26-3-1, 19 KOs) in the main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The co-feature has 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (5-0, 5 KOs) facing veteran featherweight contender Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez (16-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round fight.
Thursday, July 21 will see a special Thursday night edition of the PBC on ESPN and ESPN Deportes when Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (8-0, 6 KOs) takes on Sam “King” Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs)in a middleweight world title eliminator. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with another Ukranian fighter, Ievgen Khytrov (13-0, 11 KOs), facing California’s Paul Mendez (19-2-2, 9 KOs). 

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